Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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The Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, headed by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

Date: 11/09/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis Pose a Photo With With Their Chinese Counterparts - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (Nov. 9): "As President Trump has made clear, the United States seeks a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China grounded in fairness, reciprocity, and respect." Full Text» More»

Secretary Pompeo's Travel

Date: 10/07/2018 Description: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. - State Dept ImageFrom October 6-8, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Japan, DPRK, Republic of Korea, and China. Throughout the trip, the Secretary reiterated the Administration’s continued focus on the final, fully verifiable, denuclearization of the DPRK, and longstanding commitment to our alliances and partnerships in the region. Trip Page» DipNote»

U.S.-DPRK Relations

Date: 09/27/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Chairs a Meeting on DPRK with Members of the UN Security Council in New York City - State Dept ImageSecretary Pompeo (Sept. 27): "I want to reiterate that the future can be very bright for North Korea if it makes good on its commitment to final, fully verified denuclearization. It will lead to the positive transformation of the U.S.-DPRK relations, to greater prosperity for the North Korean people, and to an enduring peace." Full Text» More»

U.S.-Mongolia Comprehensive Partnership

Date: 09/20/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo meets with Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa - State Dept ImageSept. 20: The United States and Mongolia, recognizing that persistent efforts by both sides across thirty-one years of diplomatic relations have deepened political, economic, educational, cultural and people-to-people ties between the two countries, declared that their bilateral relationship had reached a new level of expanded comprehensive partnership. More» Fact Sheet»

New Special Representative for North Korea

Date: 08/23/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Announces Steven Beiegun as the Special Representative to North Korea - State Dept ImageSecretary Pompeo (Aug. 23): "I'm excited to announce this morning that Steve Biegun is joining our team as the special representative for North Korea. Steve will direct U.S. policy towards North Korea and lead our efforts to achieve President Trump’s goal of the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea, as agreed to by Chairman Kim Jong-un." Full Text»

51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Secretary Pompeo (Aug. 4): "As part of our commitment to advancing regional security in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. is excited to announce nearly $300 million in new funding to reinforce security cooperation throughout the entire region.‎" Full Text» Remarks» Fact Sheet» DipNote» Trip Page»